Cabinet

Caption contest: Cabinet unity

21 September 2017 14:05

A week is a long time in politics. After Boris Johnson kicked off his working week with a 4,000 word…

Theresa May’s singing birds can only hold the same tune for so long

20 September 2017 12:29

After concerns about the Foreign Secretary’s job security bumped Vince Cable’s keynote leader’s speech at Lib Dem conference off the…

Theresa May’s ‘genuine and open’ Cabinet meeting

18 July 2017 13:01

Theresa May has just issued her much-anticipated telling off to Cabinet for the recent string of damaging leaks. Happily, the Prime…

It’s not Theresa May who should rebuke naughty ministers. It’s her backbenchers.

17 July 2017 14:10

Theresa May is to rebuke her Cabinet tomorrow for the way its members have been behaving over the past week.…

The only winner from the Cabinet briefing war is Jeremy Corbyn

16 July 2017 22:26

Last month, David Davis warned that a Tory leadership contest would be ‘catastrophic’ for the Brexit negotiations. But as the…

The Cabinet will now assert themselves

10 June 2017 10:46

One upshot of May’s election fail is that the Cabinet will now be far more influential, as I say in…

Cabinet wastes time with discussion on something it already agrees on

21 February 2017 13:09

If ever you wanted to understand what Theresa May’s relationship with her top ministers is like, today’s Cabinet meeting provides…

Philip Hammond, the frankest man in the Cabinet

17 September 2016 10:45

On Thursday, the Cabinet’s Economic and Industrial Strategy committee met. There were, as I write in The Sun this morning,…

The Spectator podcast: Theresa May’s new cabinet

14 July 2016 11:31

George Osborne has gone, Phillip Hammond is in No 11, David Davis and Liam Fox are back in the Cabinet…

Place your bets! Bookies reveal favourites for Theresa May’s Cabinet

13 July 2016 11:33

As Theresa May prepares to move into No.10 today, Britain’s next Prime Minister has a united party behind her. Since…

Members of Cameron’s Cabinet are now free to speak their mind on the EU. Here’s what they’re saying

20 February 2016 12:02

David Cameron’s two hour Cabinet meeting is now over, and the campaign has now started. His Cabinet members are now…

Sajid Javid positions himself as a Thatcherite and Eurosceptic

5 October 2015 11:45

Sajid Javid might be downplaying it at this conference – when asked by Andrew Neil yesterday if he would throw…

Cabinet Ministers happy to stay quiet on Europe

10 September 2015 12:16

The next project for eurosceptic Tory MPs is to get a free vote for government ministers on the EU referendum. They…

Corbyn and the austerity argument

4 September 2015 14:33

Until recently, the Tory leadership has been reluctant to plan how they would respond to a Corbyn-led Labour party. They…

Nicky Morgan takes photographer to task for calling her a ‘girl’

8 July 2015 11:53

With the press pack out in full force today to cover George Osborne’s budget, one photographer’s day has got off…

Tory summer party auctions a photo of the Cabinet – for £200,000

1 July 2015 12:50

Despite the government planning £12bn worth of welfare cuts, it’s still a case of no expense spared when it comes to Tory…

The reshuffle has begun – but the real excitement will happen on Monday

8 May 2015 17:49

David Cameron has reappointed several of the most senior members of the government. George Osborne stays as Chancellor, Theresa May…

Cabinet reshuffle: George Osborne, Theresa May, Michael Fallon and Philip Hammond remain in their posts

8 May 2015 16:49

David Cameron has ‘reshuffled’ his Cabinet. George Osborne has been re-appointed as Chancellor, and will also be First Secretary of State,…

A Cabinet of losers?

1 April 2015 14:01

Here’s an interesting factoid. We have gone the longest time since any serving Cabinet Minister has lost their seat… ever.…

Cabinet celebrates the Budget ‘in the traditional manner’

18 March 2015 11:31

The Cabinet met this morning to discuss the Budget, with the Chancellor telling ministers that today the Conservatives will ‘set out…

No dry January for the BBC’s finest

13 January 2015 18:03

It was no expenses spared last night at One Great George Street to toast the departure of long-time Andrew Marr Show…

Betty Boothroyd and peers set to rebuke Cameron over Baroness Stowell’s exclusion from Cabinet

28 July 2014 17:13

Update: In a sign of the strength of feeling in the Lords on this matter, Boothroyd’s motion rebuking Cameron passed…

Reshuffle 2014: Beware the revenge of the ‘Uglies’

18 July 2014 12:22

There are two reasons why David Cameron’s cull of the ‘Uglies’ – the Conservative ministers who don’t perform well on…

Cabinet finally feels the squeeze

15 July 2014 12:10

Some big egos are set to join David Cameron’s rubber-stamping Cabinet meetings, which will make life interesting. There is a…

There aren’t enough normal people in Cabinet – male or female

13 July 2014 14:02

Well, it’s looking good for Esther, Liz and Priti, isn’t it? The one handle most of us have by now…